Fashion Show

Friday, August 11, 2017

New York Fashion Week’s First All-Hijab Show A Historic Event

Indonesian fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan is here to revolutionize the American fashion industry, with a stunning runway show featuring 48 outfits, all with gorgeous hijabs. The collection was a bold move for the fashion industry, as Muslim women in the United States can be harassed for wearing hijabs in the workplace, and headscarves can make one a target on the street. And in France, a burkini ban was created, criminalizing Muslimah fashion.

Hijabs have been a versatile fashion statement for Muslim women for centuries. For many Muslim women in parts of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, the garment can not only symbolize the faith, but can be used as a socioeconomic marker of class, wealth, and political beliefs. Whereas Westerners previously viewed the hijab as “otherness,”  the style has been regarded as extremely fashion forward in various parts of the world.
“I believe fashion is one of the outlets in which we can start that cultural shift in today’s society to normalize hijab in America so as to break down stereotypes and demystify misconceptions,” Melanie Elturk, chief executive of Haute Hijab, wrote on Instagram. “Last night’s show was a huge leap forward in that direction. Anniesa – thank you for the courage and strength to keep your designs and models true to your beliefs and not giving in to the pressure – you made history and we love you.”

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The first ever Muslim-friendly ‘modest’ fashion show in London

It’s being held at the Saatchi Gallery (Picture: Stephen Chung/London News Pictures)

Slowly but surely, we’re seeing more ‘modest’ style in the mainstream Western fashion world.

And in an absolute first for Britain, a ‘fashion week’ dedicated to Muslim-friendly designs is being held in London.

Featuring more than 40 brands from around the world, according to its designers London Modest Fashion Week is far from Muslim exclusive but simply adheres to Muslim values – or anyone of any faith who wishes to cover up more.

It’s being held in the iconic Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, and has been set up by UK-based modest fashion company Haute Elan.

 It’s taking place for two days in February 2017 (Picture: Stephen Chung/London News Pictures)

Why now, particularly? For one, it comes at an important time as Islamophobia is on the rise and many women who wear the hijab want to feel more confident wearing it in public.

And above all else, consumers are simply catching on.

It’s for anyone interested in fashion that wishes to cover up more (Picture: Stephen Chung/London News Pictures)

Event organiser and founder of Haute Elan, Romanna Bint-Abubaker, told Sky News the Muslim market is currently the ‘fastest growing global consumer’:

‘One in three people – by 2030 – will be a Muslim in the world – that’s a huge population,’ she said.

People are becoming more aware of Muslim-friendly fashion (Picture: Stephen Chung/London News Pictures)

We’re also seeing a lot more modest fashion in the mainstream, from hijabi fashion blogger Habiba Da Silva – famous for designing a range of hijabs for multiple skin tones – to Kanye West’s featuring of model Halima Aden in his New York Fashion Week Yeezy Season 5 presentation.
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Muslim fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan is making history

Last season, Muslim fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan made headlines as she became the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit of her collection.

Now, at a time when what Muslim women choose to wear is causing debate and multiple brands are deciding to make political statements via their shows, Hasibuan is making history once again.

Unveiling her second collection amid controversy over US President Donald Trump’s recent order on immigration, the Muslim designer decided to cast her show entirely with immigrants and second-generation children of immigrants.

Hasibuan, however, claims that her work is first and foremost geared toward Muslim women and not a reaction to politics.

Hasibuan says her shows prove that “fashion is for everybody"

“I'm here bringing the beautiful voice of the Muslim women, the peace and the universal values that fashion can offer,” she told AFP.
In just two seasons, the Indonesian Muslim designer has successfully made the hijab her trademark, bringing it into the mainstream and insisting that “fashion is for everybody.”
“There is beauty in diversity and differences , something we should not be afraid of,” she added.

Hasibuan isn’t the only designer looking to break down stereotypes in the fashion industry though.
For Yeezy Season 5, Kanye West cast hijab-wearing Somali-American model Halima Aden to make her runway debut at New York Fashion Week.

The 19-year-old first made headlines back in November after competing in Minnesota’s Miss USA competition while wearing a hijab and proudly modelling a burkini for the swimsuit portion.
Now, she’s breaking the boundaries of beauty and perception and is fast becoming an icon within the industry.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Berlin Fashion Week Designers with Different


Known for its creative knitted creations. Designer inspired fashion oeh objects old and traditional costumes. Collection of Boessert / Schorn produced using knitting and dyeing techniques (yes ... could be called handmade / handicrafts). If we Seeing, then it sounded like a melancholy that still uphold modernization. Here's the kicker? The work they've been featured in Paris Fashion Week, Tokyo, New York. Cool it!


Two designers, Katja Schlegel and Kai Seifried (hard to read the name of a stranger ya ... afraid the spelling wrong). Then what the heck artynya starstyling? The bottom line-minded anyway, hit-and-color, dynamic graphics and games! Beuuh .. deh cool, simple but make amazed, because they dared to mix and match colors contrast so pretty sight. Besides their creativity also deserves thumbs up, because there are some costumes that made ​​"Glow in the Dark" giu. Their collection very popular among the K-pop and been featured in Italian Vogue magazine page you know!


This is a favorite fashion show honored by visitors who saw the Berlin Fashion Show this. You see, Brigitte duo Franken and Christian Bruns produce a futuristic work titled "I'm not a robot". Clothing which they show is just right for us-we want to look glamorous with a gown that not complicated and there are some clothes that "shine" like moonlight. Uniquely them, on the sidelines dresses, they attach a LED bulb that shines in the dim light.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Six Collection Latest Clothing & Accessories Shoe.hoe

Brand accessories from Indonesia, Shoe.hoe re-launch the latest collection. Besides accessories, brand fronted by Soetjipto Hoeijaja it also released a collection of men's and women's lines and No'mi No'om.

1. Theme
For the winter collection 2011, Soetjipto Hoeijaja took the theme 'Culture's Confession'. This theme describes the relationship between people with such a fellow as well as with the surrounding environment, culture and more.
2. Red line
In a similar theme, the collection soe.hoe (bags and accessories), no'om (menswear) and no'mi (women's clothing) have unity of inspiration and the red line character designs are similar.

3. Chinese culture
The collection takes its natural and cultural nuances that thick Asia, especially China. Can be seen in the collection and no'mi no'om using mao collar (mandarin collar) and the cheongsam.

4. man
For the men's collection, mao collar blazer comes with a modern yet with a leather accessory ingredients. This ornament became iconic display for this season.

5. woman
As for women, the whole collection takes inspiration from menswear but continued to show the nature of a sexy and elegant woman.

6. flagship store
All three labels (no'om, no'mi and soe.hoe) can be found at two flagship store is located at Level One Grand Indonesia. The first flagship store (soe.hoe) will be devoted to the various bags and accessories, while the second will offer a clothing boutique men and women (no'om and no'mi).

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